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College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 4 days ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 4 days ago
Every few years it seems Kirk Ferentz finds something to work with that turns into a somewhat magic run by the Iowa Hawkeyes. Last year may have been just that, although an undefeated regular season ended unceremoniously with losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and a whopper of a loss to Christian McCaffrey and Stanford in the Rose Bowl. But a new season is here and Iowa...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 5 days ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...

The Big Ten’s Top 15 Must-See Games of 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 6 days ago
The Big Ten is full of storylines to follow this season, and the schedule offers a good number of intriguing matchups in conference and non-conference play. The Jim Harbaugh Effect has Michigan playing in several matchups you should pay attention to this season, while Ohio State has a loaded slate on tap as well. And yes, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin have some noteworthy dates of their own...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.   With the 2016 season just beginning, who has the best quarterback situations in college football? And which teams...

Outrageous Ideas for College Football Conference Realignment

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning pretty much any conference goes viral. Why?   Because we can't get enough of it.   We, the modern college football fan, were raised on a...